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Texas Rangers home to Athletics in baseball betting action

Oakland AthleticsTexas Rangers
June 18, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Odds

42-30TEAM RECORD39-31

The Rangers get a visit from the Oakland Athletics in baseball action on Tuesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Jarrod Parker, with a record of 5-6 on the season, gets the ball for the Athletics, while the Rangers trot Yu Darvish to the mound in this one. He is 7-2 so far in 2013.

View Oakland vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rangers were listed as -162 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 5-rated Rangers and the league No. 6-ranked Athletics, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Texas owns the No. 5 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.1 per game. By contrast, the Athletics are rated No. 10 in the same category at 8.6 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Texas has the American League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the American League's No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Oakland was an 8-7 loser on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on Texas at -115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (15) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Athletics endured an 8-7 loss at the hands of the Rangers on Monday, with Daniel Straily throwing 4 2/3 innings of 8-hit ball at Rangers Ballpark.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 8-2
After playing Texas are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Athletics at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Oakland's last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games on the road
Oakland is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Texas' last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Texas' last 8 games
Texas is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Oakland
Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at Texas, Wednesday, June 19